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Social Worker - Assessment Team (Maternity cover)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/10/2021 23:59
£30,451 - £39,880
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland and area
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
22 Oct

Further information

Social Worker - Assessment Team
Grade 7/8 SCP 26 - 36 £30,451 - £39,880
Additional payments of: £1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly;
Maternity Cover full time, Fixed term 12 months

Together for Children works on behalf of Sunderland City Council to deliver children’s services in the city, which means that local authority continuous service terms and conditions apply. We are looking to appoint an experienced Social Worker within our Assessment social work teams on a fixed term basis coving maternity leave.

Child-Centred, Respectful, Creative and Transparent are our company values and this is what you can expect from Together for Children when you join us. An Ofsted rated Outstanding service, ‘where all workers have reasonable caseloads and are well supported by visible and approachable managers; as a result, social workers are supported to carry out innovative work with children’ (Ofsted 2021)

You will have experience of undertaking assessments in Child in Need, Child Protection, Cared for Children, and Care proceedings. There will be an expectation that you will be creative and experienced in gaining the child’s views through good direct work. You will be expected to work collaboratively with partner agencies to provide a high level of support and intervention in response to assessed need.

You will join a small social work team and benefit from a high level of support and guidance from a Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager.

Together for Children prides itself on a visible senior management team who promote a nurturing, learning environment with high support and high challenge. Together for Children have adopted the Signs of Safety model of practice. Signs of Safety is embedded in all areas of practice across the service. Applications are welcomed from those with and without any knowledge and experience of Signs of Safety, as we have the benefit of an extensive training and support offer via our dedicated Signs of Safety team.

Together for Children firmly believe in investing in our workforce development and recognise the benefits of training our social work staff to equip them with the skills and knowledge to deliver good quality social work. Additional specialist training programmes currently offered to staff include Trauma Informed Practice and Safe & Together training. This training compliments new initiatives within Together for Children such as our new edge of care team ‘WEAR Together’ and specialist support services for children and young people who have experienced neglect and abuse.

As well as an extremely attractive and competitive salary, other benefits of working for Together for Children include flexible working arrangements and an agile working policy. You will benefit from a hybrid model of working whereby social work teams spend alternative weeks between a COVID secure office space and home working; this model has proved invaluable and popular with staff as it ensures they receive a high level of face to face support and supervision. We have free onsite parking, provide a Local Government Pension Scheme and flexi scheme. A good health and wellbeing programme is also provided to all employees.

Should you be interested in the exciting opportunities available at Together for Children, and would like to have an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Strategic Service Manager Paula Steel on paula.steel@togetherforchildren.org.uk

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date 22nd October 2021

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